Edith Sherwood Ph.D.

Voynich Manuscript: was the author left-handed?

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Figure 6 - Visconti-Sforza Wheel of Fortune Figure 6 - Folio 57v

Folio 57v, resembles the wheel of fortune card from the Visconti-Sforza Tarot deck (Figure 6). Both drawings represent the four stages of man: childhood, youth, adult and old age, showing the inevitability of life and death. The wheel was a medieval instrument of torture so this drawing could have a double meaning indicating that man has little control over the fickleness of fate.

Visconti-Sforza Wheel of Fortune Folio 57v
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